GLENDALE-California Assemblymember Paul Krekorian (D-Burbank) announced last week that he had been appointed as National Co-Chair of Armenia’s for Clinton.
Assemblymember Krekorian, who endorsed Democratic Presidential Candidate Senator Hillary Clinton last week, explained his decision to endorse Clinton stemmed from the Senator’s strong support of Genocide recognition and aid to Armenia and the Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh.
"Senator Hillary Clinton is the only Democratic candidate for President who is a co-sponsor of the Armenian Genocide Resolution currently pending in the Congress," Krekorian said. "She has steadfastly supported Genocide recognition, and she has been a co-sponsor of the resolution every year that she has served in the U.S. Senate. No other candidate for President has a proven record of friendship to our community like Hillary Clinton’s."
"Our common morality and our nation’s credibility as a voice for human rights challenge us to ensure that the Armenian Genocide be recognized and remembered," said Senator Clinton in a recent statement on the Armenian Genocide. "Alone among the Presidential candidates, I have been a longstanding supporter of the Armenian Genocide Resolution, and as President, I will recognize the Armenian Genocide."
Assembly member Krekorian also observed that Senator Clinton’s vision for building a strong foundation for the future of America will serve the interests of Armenian-Americans throughout the country.
"As President, Hillary Clinton will build a stronger U.S. economy that produces good jobs, she will fight to bring health care to all Americans, and she will work to make public education the best it can be," Assembly member Krekorian said.
Senator Clinton has a long history of working closely with leaders in the Armenian community to strengthen the U.S.-Armenia relationship. She has called for an expansion of U.S. assistance programs to Armenia and the people of Nagorno-Karabakh, and she spoke at the first-ever White House gathering to celebrate Armenia’s independence. She is endorsed by some of the Armenian community’s strongest champions in the Congress, including Senator Robert Menendez, Rep. Frank Pallone and Rep. Brad Sherman.